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Seonho Shin, Ph.D.
Dr. Seonho Shin is the psychometrician in the Office of Assessment and Evaluation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM). In this role, she is responsible for analyzing statistical quality of medical assessments and clinical evaluations that are utilized in the medical education programs at JHUSOM. She also provides consulting services to JHUSOM faculty and staff members for better assessments and practices undertaken in the Johns Hopkins medical education.
Dr. Shin was born and raised in Pusan, South Korea. She received her B.S. in mathematics at Pusan National University. After completing her graduate work in applied mathematics and computational sciences, Dr. Shin received her Ph.D. in educational measurement and statistics at The University of Iowa. During her graduate studies, she taught various advanced math courses, and worked as a research assistant at The Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA) developing graphical user interface (GUI) based equating system.
Dr. Shin worked as a research analyst at The University of Iowa School of Nursing developing and designing longitudinal statistical models for patient records analysis. Prior to joining JHUSOM, she was in charge of various types of large-scale computer-based assessments at Prometric and Measured Progress. She provided psychometric consulting services for more than 15 licensure/certification organizations, and was lead psychometrician in one of the largest linear-on-the-fly test (LOFT) deployment in India. She was highly recognized for successfully developing the LOFT exam and providing psychometric services for Indian Institute of Management (IIM). She was also responsible for various K-12 assessments.
Dr. Shin’s primary research interests are the application of generalizability theory to various types of clinical evaluations and assessments to improve evidence-based validity and reliability and the utilization of computer adaptive test on medical assessments.